A viscous and intense cleansing balm for the face formulated with highly concentrated, very unrefined Ayurvedic botanical surfactants that are not supported by any modern cleansing technology.
Sanskrit Saponins does not contain purified or synthetic surfactants, sulfates, oils, esters or micellar technologies. It is a pH balanced suspension of the amino acid, arginine, in the saponins of the Ayurvedic herbs shikakai and sapindus mukorossi.
The cleaning started with water. Its evolution has brought soap. It was later introduced that the soap was harsh and non-soap surfactants were introduced. These surfactants became questionable and new sulfate-free surfactants were introduced - when in fact some sulfate surfactants were much milder and more effective. It was then suggested that surfactants were bad in general and that oils should instead be used to cleanse the skin. Modern times have gone further by introducing micellar waters and waterless cleansing systems suggesting that cleansing with water should be less frequent to preserve the integrity of the skin - which became the beginning of revitalization. question of what started both life and the sense of being clean: water.
The truth is, every step forward in the cleansing process deserves respect. Each step was more critical of the previous step so that it praised itself - but the truth is, water is good, soaps are good, surfactants are good, and what's in today is good - each in their own way.
Today, cleansing – or its unnecessarily favored form of parlance, “cleansing” – seems to be more about removing makeup than cleaning bare skin – dirt, dead skin cells and oils. While many modern products very effectively remove makeup and surface dirt, they largely leave pores dirty with bacteria, dirt and oils. Such products also leave depleted cells more intact than even by cleansing with water, discouraging the skin from performing optimally.
The alternative to these mild cleansers (or makeup removers) is the use of acids, alcohols, and harsh exfoliants. Products with these technologies go to the opposite extreme: they interact with skin bonds to peel the surface and/or specifically dry out as much oil as possible. This approach cleans the surface well but causes inflammation and encourages excessive exposure of the lower layers of skin to the environment, allowing premature aging.
In our distant past, plant saponins were used to cleanse the skin well - and they did it very well. These saponins clean the surface of dead cells without peeling the skin. They remove dirt. They intensely clean the pores. And they remove the skin's own oils - yes, the skin's own oils and sebum secretions that everyone is so afraid to remove. The skin is not a cover. It is a living organ. Its function is to produce protective oils. Never cleaning these oils discourages their natural recycling - in a sense, it would discourage the skin from "exercise". And removing these oils too aggressively leads to excessive dryness and a compensating overproduction of oils.
Sanskrit Saponins is a cleansing balm that concentrates Ayurvedic saponins. They are raw and messy. They borrow their color and smell from a place far from today's crazy sophistication crowd. But their near-perfect balance of deep cleansing and respecting the integrity of the skin is proof that - somehow - they've connected to humanity.
With continued use, Sanskrit Saponins visibly target all forms of buildup, blemishes, congestion, and impurities. It is suitable for all skin types. After the first use, SS leaves the skin almost pore-free and its surface exceptionally cleansed, as if radiating from within.